Inter-generational learning study at the University of Hertfordshire

Jyoti Choudrie, Professor of Information Systems at the University of Hertfordshire, is organising an event for November 7 and 8 for which she would like to recruit older adults (50y+)  

The purpose will be to examine and understand how inter-generational learning (older adults and younger adults living or working together) can help with reverse mentoring - younger adults teaching older adults how to use online social networks (Twitter, lnstagram, Snapchat...) and older adults teaching younger adults about employment and how to succeed in a working environment and/or entrepreneurship).

The programme is as follows.

·         10 to 12 pm-focus groups.

·         12 to 1 pm: Lunch.

·         1.15 pm to 3 or 1.30 pm (activity)

If you are interested in taking part, please contact Prof. Choudrie by email



Founded in 1903, the Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) is a charity dedicated to bringing high-quality, professional education into the heart of communities. With the support of nearly 3,000 volunteers, 2,000 tutors and over 10,000 members, we deliver friendly, accessible and enjoyable courses for adults from all walks of life. The St Albans branch runs daytime courses, and our main audience is similar to that of the U3A. Our courses typically cover subjects in Art, History, Music and Current Affairs, and you do not need any previous knowledge or qualifications to join. Booking can be done online, by phone or by post. Details of local courses can be found on the St Albans WEA website and courses in a wider area can be found on the national WEA website.


Welwyn Garden City Film Society 2018-19

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All the College's 130+ lectures and events each year are free and open to all. They take place at a number of venues within the City of London and beyond. The College has been recording its lectures since the 1980s so for those unable to attend, there are now over 1,900 lectures freely available online in text, audio or video formats. For further information about past and future lectures, visit Gresham


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